Making Environments Work for People - A Novel Approach towards Personal Lifestyle Management Informatics

Eleni Kaldoudi

Abstract

This paper introduces a new paradigm for personalized systems used by the citizen for self-management of health and disease: using smart technologies to exploit the health potential of surrounding environments and to support the citizen in decisions related to a healthy lifestyle. This approach proposes meshing the citizen’s specific needs for healthier behaviours with what is available to meet these needs in the surrounding environment. Rather than focusing on health monitoring alone, the aim should be to create a healthy digital envelope – a Healthy Place – around the citizen as they move through their everyday lives. The implementation of this approach needs to integrate existing systems for health assessment and environmental predictions; collect personal private data from mobile personal sensors and public data on health content of the environment; design dynamic testable models of behaviour change, that situate the individual within their environment; develop advanced analytics for context understanding and situational awareness that will couple the current goals of the person with what his or her environment can offer; and create personalized decision support services for behaviour change that exploit the current match between a person’s needs and the opportunities offered by his or her environment.

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Kaldoudi E. (2017). Making Environments Work for People - A Novel Approach towards Personal Lifestyle Management Informatics . In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-213-4, pages 418-423. DOI: 10.5220/0006235904180423


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@conference{healthinf17,
author={Eleni Kaldoudi},
title={Making Environments Work for People - A Novel Approach towards Personal Lifestyle Management Informatics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017)},
year={2017},
pages={418-423},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006235904180423},
isbn={978-989-758-213-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017)
TI - Making Environments Work for People - A Novel Approach towards Personal Lifestyle Management Informatics
SN - 978-989-758-213-4
AU - Kaldoudi E.
PY - 2017
SP - 418
EP - 423
DO - 10.5220/0006235904180423